Following a faint trail of clues, the accomplished archaeologist, Doctor Elizabeth Shaw, and her partner, Charlie Holloway, along with a seventeen-man crew, embark on an ambitious, deep-space scientific expedition. Aboard the revolutionary space-exploration starship, USCSS Prometheus, the team sets foot on the rocky terrain of the desolate exomoon, LV-223, in 2093, to investigate the existence of the superior extraterrestrial species known as the "Engineers". But, there, inside a mysterious, complex structure of cavernous dark chambers and an intricate underground system of tunnels, more enigmas await. Now, a terrifying discovery threatens not only the outcome of the bold outer-space mission but also the very future of humankind. Is the world prepared for the answers to the fundamental questions of human existence?Written by
At one point the captain paraphrases a line from a song in Finian's Rainbow. See more »
At one point the characters use "a carbon probe" to date a dead alien body. Carbon based dating of organic remains is based on knowing both the ratio of radioactive carbon isotopes over time in a planetary atmosphere, and the level of such carbon absorbed into the body of a living organism by it breathing. So far, we only know the atmospheric carbon ratio for one planet: Earth. Even with advanced technology, you'd always need to know the carbon sequence of the home planet of an alien species to carbon date anything from there. The movie's plot clearly shows that no one knows the origins of the Engineers. Logically then, the carbon probe sequence is impossible. See more »
So first i watched it in the cinema and i've never seen a movie from the Alien franschise before, and after the movie ended as felt abit "meh, special effects nothing more" Then a friend told me i at least should watch the 2 first Alien movies and so i did and now i re watched Prometheus and it is SOO much better if you've seen at least the 2 first ones. It comes of as a new franchise but to be honest, a lot of the things explained and seen in Prometheus were something you wondered about from the 2 first films.
So in the end, watch at least the 2 first ones (both really good, the others are not so) before you watch Prometheus
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